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Local surgeons say medical attention now prevents future problems with broken bones

Local surgeons say medical attention now prevents future problems with broken bones (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Local bone specialists were really busy this week after so many people had bad slips and falls on icy walkways.

But you should know that getting proper medical attention now may be critical for success long after the ice and snow melt.

The icy mess wasn’t just on bridges and roads, it was also on sidewalks and in parking lots, and perhaps your own driveway, which led to a lot of repairs from the team at OrthoCincy for broken bones.

It was a beautiful sunrise that Jaime says had her looking up, instead of down, earlier this week. Sadly, not paying attention led to her fractured finger.

She got in for care right away, which is the right thing to do according to Dr. Jonathan Slaughter, to set yourself up for bone break success.

“You gotta really listen to your pain, if you have actual pain that is not improving, definitely get it checked out,” said Dr. Slaughter.

In many cases, Dr. Slaughter says he can temporarily pin the problem for healing or permanently plate it otherwise.

Even with that, however, Dr. Slaughter says Jaime's likely to need about six weeks to heal up.

If are in a healing phase and want a little bit more information, you can find a link to OrthoCincy solutions here.

If you want to reduce the risk of falls, you may want to avoid talking on your cell phone when you walk.

Doctors say it's leading to a lot more people not paying attention to surroundings, which is one of the main reasons you fall.

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